Saturday, January 8, 2011


[We hope that this project will become a standard feature on the blog and readers will regularly contribute interviews conducted according to these guidelines.]

Instructions [to be followed carefully]: Choose a cooperative person in your life. Present each of the following questions/prompts to your subject without elaboration. Record the full extent of their response. Upon completion, preface the interview with as much biographical detail (name/age/occupation/etc.) as your subject desires.

Send it to

  • When and why did you come to Chicago?
  • At what age did you first fall in love?
  • What do you read for pleasure?
  • Name your most essential "only in Chicago" moment/place/person/phenomenon
  • Are there secrets you have yet to share with another person?
  • What has been your biggest regret?
  • Where do you get your news?
  • What, if any, electronic device would you subtract from modern life?
  • Would you want to live in an alternate world in which both men and women could naturally bear children?
  • Describe your single most profound moment of creative inspiration.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

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